It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
We still come back to the issue of N. Korea not having the ability to miniaturize nukes for sub launches.
As for conventional anything is possible however I still don't think its going to act as a deterrent. N. Korean subs are older soviet 1960's era boats. While north Korea has a manpower advantage they are stuck in the 1950-1970s tech era. What they do have that is current is not enough to make a difference in combat.
The North Korean military helps keep lil kimmy in power and the population under lock and key. Aside from that they will have serious issues engaging a modern military.
The conflict between two Koreas keeps burning up. Despite the talks of the two countries' representatives, no progress can be seen, but growing military tension.
The US and South Korea meanwhile discuss the possibility to deploy the American strategic bombers B-52 and nuclear-powered submarine at the South Korean territory, according to the Ministry of Defence.
"Our initial concept against North Korea's provocations is deterrence," Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said tion. "We will stand with a powerful war readiness position to deter North Korean provocations and, if provoked, will react harshly to the extent the North Korea would regret it," he noted.
South Korea is also reported to turn back about ten F16 aircraft fighters, participating in the drills in Alaska.
Joint American and South Korean drills generated the renewal of mutual threats between the neighboring countries.
The military drill, involving 80,000 troops from South Korea, the United States, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, will last for 14 days and end on August 28.
According to South Korean media, it is the largest computerized military exercise and simulates the defense of South Korea against attacks from the North.